Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Oct 1, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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First up, we'll check in on business in Hong Hong amid the protests. Financial markets were closed there for the first of two days of planned national holidays. The time off work prompted some families to come out and view the pro-democracy demonstrations, a bet that there would be no crackdown by authorities at least for now.  And now that it's October, medical charities make the big push for dollars; Down Syndrome Awareness month, Breast Cancer Awareness and more. We take a look at the business of charitable months. Plus, U.S. Military personnel get discounts on a variety of products at the commissary. But a piece of next year's spending bill would eliminate the discount for tobacco. Supporters of the change highlight the $1.6 billion that the defense department spends on tobacco-related health issues.

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The discount that links big tobacco to the military

Oct 1, 2014
Legislation wants the big business of selling tobacco to military members to stop.

Counting students in order to count up funding

Oct 1, 2014
There's a census of sorts in Colorado schools on Wednesday, which helps determine school budgets.

Which month is National Month Month?

Oct 1, 2014
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Physical Therapy Month. And more. Why?

PODCAST: Taking attendance to get funding

Oct 1, 2014
Ebola in the U.S., Colorado students get counted and signs of life at Jaguar.

Public health officials: We're prepared for Ebola

Oct 1, 2014
Health officials say beefing up bioterrorism preparedness years ago is paying off.

First up, we’ll check in on business in Hong Hong amid the protests. Financial markets were closed there for the first of two days of planned national holidays. The time off work prompted some families to come out and view the pro-democracy demonstrations, a bet that there would be no crackdown by authorities at least for now.  And now that it’s October, medical charities make the big push for dollars; Down Syndrome Awareness month, Breast Cancer Awareness and more. We take a look at the business of charitable months. Plus, U.S. Military personnel get discounts on a variety of products at the commissary. But a piece of next year’s spending bill would eliminate the discount for tobacco. Supporters of the change highlight the $1.6 billion that the defense department spends on tobacco-related health issues.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC